Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
is your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." a nevada state lawmaker stephen brooks was arrested on a charge of threatening the nevada speaker because he was unhappy with his committee assignments. >>> and a big thank you to alex witt weekends, here are energy facts. during the afternoon of inauguration day 1985, ronald reagan participated in a coin toss for super bowl xix between san francisco and miami. the president made the call live via satellite from the white house. james buchanan's inauguration in 1857 was delayed for 20 minutes because someone forgot to pick up the departing president. and 1889, a cake in the shape of the capitol building that was six feet high and weighing 800 pounds for benjamin harrison's cake. the commander in chief's ball will have the cake. lady gaga will perform on tuesday at the ball for white house staff employees. and actress and activist ashley judd is taking a close look at running against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell in kentucky in the 2014 race. >>> and elizabeth bush is running for congress in south carolina.
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
legislation through? >> they have to convince harry reid a democrat from nevada and also a pro gun democrat to bring a bill up. but he has indicated in some local press back in nevada that he's not going to do that any time soon. he said the first thing on his agenda is to bring up immigration reform. so after the president is inaugurated, if you will, they are going to probably move to some wrap up stuff and then go straight to immigration reform. the question is when will the senate go to it. also leader reid said he won't move anything that can't get through the house. the house is controlled by republicans. and they are mostly pro gun caucus then it sounds to me like the senate won't take up the issue of gun safety or gun control any time soon. so we'll have to wait and see what kind of pressure the white house puts on their own democratic leaders. >> as we heard earlier, obama and members of his administration will be launching a campaign style push on this issue in the coming weeks. why is public support so key? >> basically, the president has the bully pulpit and that's some